Alyssa launched her consulting business in 2006 after working and volunteering as a grant writer with nonprofits in Portland, Oregon. She has helped clients win over 600 grant awards totaling over $6 million.

Alyssa graduated from Portland State University and previously served as the Vice President of the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of Grant Professionals Association (GPA). She is a contributing writer for CharityChannel’s Grants & Foundations Review, an online publication that reaches over 30,000 professionals. She has presented trainings for the National GPA Conference, Vision Action Network, WVDO (Willamette Valley Development Officers) and Venture Portland.

When she isn’t working, Alyssa keeps busy with her husband and two young sons. She also enjoys, creative writing, travel, cooking, running and exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Alyssa also tells the stories of families, businesses and nonprofits through her photography.

Alyssa hanada, grant writing consultant (Principal)